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Teeth Whitening

Bright, white teeth can dramatically improve your smile and self confidence. While you can purchase over-the-counter teeth whiteners, you will get instant and longer lasting results with our in-office treatment options.

Tooth whitening is often performed in cases of discoloration and staining, or for purposes of a brighter smile and whiter teeth.  Teeth become discolored for reasons such as staining, aging, and chemical damage.  It can also be caused by medications, tea, coffee, or cigarettes.  Not to mention those who soda drinks may also experience discoloration of teeth.

Genetics can also play a role in dramatic change of tooth color.  Some people have brighter enamel than others and for no other reason than the gene pool from which they were born.  If you have reason to believe that your discoloration could be the result of a medical condition consult with your cosmetic dentist and they will be able to direct you accordingly.

There are various types of teeth whitening such as laser teeth whitening, abrasive teeth brightening, mild acid whitening, and chemical whitening.  The newest procedure, however, is laser tooth whitening.  Tooth bleaching is a process through which chemicals are used to lighten the color of the teeth.  The procedure is very flexible in that it can be done in the office of the cosmetic dentist or in the privacy of the patient’s home with materials provided by the dentist.

We will provide a customized tray per you individual needs.  The tray is equipped with a specific amount of whitening which is specific to your mouth.

Performing the whitening session at home will require two to three hours during which the mouth will contain the tray solutions.  In some cases we may recommend holding the tray solution in the mouth for the entire evening.  The home process is a routine which can last up to three weeks at which point a follow up with our office may be required.

Speak with us today to see what teeth whitening options are best for you.